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  • #21299

    Hi,

    I’m wondering if any of you have seen a motorized swing with seat harness for older children.  Like a baby swing but for older children.  We have a disabled child who loves to swing but the parents can’t push them all the time and they have outgrown their baby swing a while ago.  Wondering if anyone who be interested in making one?

    Talk soon,

    Janelle

    #21455

    I have a working idea for how this would work, happy to mock it up in CAD over the next week or so. I’m not sure I’d be able to fabricate it but I’m confident someone else here can. Do you have a general idea of the weight of the typical user so I can figure out how big the motor would need to be. Thanks!

    #21458

    This is awesome!! Yes, if we have the design someone can build it. I will get the weight to you asap.  Thank you so much!

    #21461

    Hi @avirosenberg,

    The kiddo right now is 12kg and 1.01m tall.

    Let me know if you need any more details.  We are very excited!!

    Talk soon,

    Janelle

    #21485

    This is what I would do for the motor, it turns the motor into linear motion and would allow you to push and pull the swing. I would attach the motor to the top either a DIY or prefabricated swing structure and then attach the end of the assembly to a rigid pole which you could hang from the swing structure and then attach your chosen seat. I’m only a hobbyist so if someone who has real-world engineering experience wants to check my work that would be appreciated but from what I can tell it’ll need a 2.5-3 hp motor which will obviously need power and a speed controller. All the parts in the CAD file are from McMaster and I can send links but they’re probably cheaper elsewhere. I would also suggest tapping the motor shaft in order to screw in the eye bolt as well as adding some Loctite since that part needs to be able to handle all the torque without slipping

    #21486

    Had to zip the CAD file since it won’t let me upload that file type. Linear-Motion-Motor

    #21964

    This is awesome.  I will send it over to the family and lets see what they think.

    Thank you,

    Janelle

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